Naples Chapter presents Rev. Tony Fisher

April 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm The Naples Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, The Collier Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union and The Social Justice Committee of the Naples Unitarian Universalist Congregation present R ... Read »

Rochester Chapter presents guest speaker Jay D. Wexler

May 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm Rochester Chapter Spring Speaker Jay D. Wexler This Land is Our Land Too How non-Christians, including atheists and other freethinkers, are insisting on their right to participate in public life Jay Wexler has taught church/state la ... Read »

Homegrown Hate

On The Fringes Of The Far Right Sit Groups That Use Faith To Justify Violent Extremism

Brussels. Istanbul. Ankara. Paris. San Bernardino. Beirut. These cities are famous for their history and their culture. More recently, they’re also known for the suffering they’ve experienced at the hands of radicalized Muslims. Terrorism by Islamic extre ... Read »

Innocence Abused

How A Reckless Combination Of Church And State Harmed Pennsylvania's Children

Monsignor Francis B. McCaa, a Roman Catholic priest assigned to parishes in western Pennsylvania between 1948 and 1985, has been described as “a monster.” According to a grand jury report recently released by the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Ka ... Read »

The Curious Case Of Kiryas Joel

A Q&A With Louis Grumet

Editor’s Note: Louis Grumet is former executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. In 1994, Grumet served as plaintiff in an important church-state case called Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet that ... Read »

Americans United In Action!

Staff Members and Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

Members of the Americans United staff were out in full force at the U.S. Supreme Court March 23. The justices heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a case concerning access to birth control. (You can read more about the argument in the legal challenge ... Read »

Tenn. Considers A Bad Idea For The Good Book

Tennessee has an official state bird (mockingbird), a state reptile (Eastern box turtle) and a state rifle (Barrett M82/M107). Now some people in government are pressing for Tennessee to have an official state book as well – the Bible. This is not a good ... Read »

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